Law enforcement officials outside of Naval Operations Support Center Chattanooga.
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Four Marines were killed and three others — including a police officer — were injured in a series of Thursday shootings at a Navy support center and a joint recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tenn., the U.S. Marines annouced on Thursday. Read More
F-35Bs aboard USS Wasp (LHD-1) during operational testing at sea in May 2015. US Marine Corps photo.
PENTAGON – When the time comes for the Marines’ first F-35B Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) to deploy on an amphibious assault ship, the six aircraft on the float will bring more strike, sensing and communications capabilities than the three platforms they replace, the deputy commandant for aviation said. Read More
The U.S. Marines’ MV-22 Osprey takes off from the Dixmude. French Navy photo courtesy Navy Recognition.
The French Navy is studying certifying the U.S. Marines’ MV-22 Osprey for operations on the French Mistral-class amphibious warship, after a successful July 5 test. Read More
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 prepares to touch down aboard Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 9. US Marine Corps photo.
A previous version of this story indicated the U.S. Marine Corps flies F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. In fact, the USMC flies the F/A-18 C/D Hornet. The post has been amended.
PENTAGON – The Marine Corps added one final test before deciding whether to declare initial operational capability for the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF): a first-ever Operational Readiness Inspection. Read More
The following is the July 2, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Acquisition Reform in House- and Senate- Passed Versions of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735). Read More
Amphibious assault ships participating in exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2015 transit in formation off the coast of Sweden on June 12, 2015. US Navy Photo
NATO may be best known for its protracted counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan, or for its current efforts to shore up defenses in Eastern Europe with air and ground exercises. But moving forward NATO must also consider its role in the global maritime domain, as it is central to the twin security challenges of an increasingly aggressive Russia and a crumbling Middle East order that the Alliance faces right now. Read More
Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) prior to a replenishment-at-sea on June 29, 2015. US Navy Photo
The Navy has issued a request for proposal (RFP) directly to General Dynamics NASSCO and Huntington Ingalls Industries for the third America-class big deck amphibious warship and six next-generation oilers (TAO(X)), the service told USNI News. Read More
U.S. Marine Corps pilots and crew of MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262),at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (MCAS Futenma), Aug. 12, 2013. US Marine Corps photo.
The Marine Corps may face yet another challenge to its plans to replace the Futenma airfield in Okinawa, Japan, with the new local governor poised to cancel approval for construction of the new base. Read More
NATO and the U.S. need new tools to deter increasing Russian aggression as conflict in Eastern Ukraine continues to rage, said Marine commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford during his Thursday nomination hearing to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read More
1st Lt. M. Joel Wagaman, project manager at Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager Training Systems, demonstrates the use of the Advanced Gunnery Training System—a simulation-based system that provides Marine crews gunnery and tactical training for the M1A1 Main Battle Tank and Light Armored Vehicle. US Marine Corps photo.
The Navy will explore the use of virtual environments for training, modeling, prototyping and more in the latest step of its innovation drive. Read More